“Brooklyn Boheme” is a love letter to a vibrant African-American artistic community who resided in Fort Greene & Clinton Hill, Brooklyn during the 80′s & 90′s that included the great Spike Lee, Chris Rock, Branford Marsalis, Rosie Perez, Saul Williams, Lorna Simpson, & Talib Kweli just to name a few. Narrated & written by Fort Greene resident Nelson George, this full-length feature documentary celebrates “Brooklyn’s equivalent of the Harlem Renaissance” & follows the rise of a new kind of African-American artist, the “Brooklyn Boheme“.
This community of artists made this part of Brooklyn, a mecca for young Blacks & Latinos, where they were bonded by great ambition, good times, & jamming parties.
Co-directed by award winning film director Diane Paragas, “Brooklyn Boheme” is a chronicle of that magical time as a flowering of great art made by Black Americans. The documentary is a funny, joyous look at a time & place with charismatic storytellers and dazzling photography telling this amazing story.
Inspiring, dynamic, & colorful, “Brooklyn Boheme” will make you wish, you too, would have been invited to the party.